The Rotary Club of
The Stroudsburgs
Volume 89 Issue 4 July 25, 2019
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner
Greetings fellow Rotarians!
As we are closing out our first month of the "New Year", I just wanted to put out there to everyone, especially our newer Rotarians, about ways to be involved.  Not only do we have our annual fundraisers and projects, such as Project Healing Waters, High School Leadership Luncheon, Not Just Another Auction, Spaghetti Dinner and the Highway CleanUp, we also have other committees that you can be involved with that are working on some great things!  Rotary is an International service organization so why not join the Stroudsburgs Rotary International Committee or if working with youth is your passion, consider joining Youth Service and volunteering with our clubs' Interact (Stroudsburg High School) and Rotaract (ESU).  Are you excited to be a member about the Greatest Rotary Club in the World and you want to get the word out about Stroudsburgs Rotary and all of the great things we are doing?  Then perhaps the Marketing Committee is for YOU!  Or maybe you want to mentor new members about all things Rotary...if that's the case then come join the Membership Committee.  If you want to get your hands dirty then check out the Club Service and Community Service committees as they discuss different service projects for our club.  All of these committees work hand in hand which makes us so great and what better way to learn more about each other than to get involved!    
Some of the exciting things we have coming up are the Railriders Strike Out Polio baseball game, our club Picnic at the Parkers, Stroudfest, and the Bob Wehe Memorial Blood Drive.  We also have the opportunity to help out friends at the West End Rotary during the West End Fair (details coming soon)!  Mark your calendars now and keep your eye out each week for the MonRotary for other fun and exciting announcements!
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
Paul's House Habitat for Humanity
CANCELLED-Our community is so great that they finished this project early!  This Saturday's event has been cancelled, HOWEVER, another opportunity to serve Habitat has come up for the following Saturday August 3rd in Marshalls Creek.  Those interested in being involved can be in touch with Rotarian Dave Yarosh.  Thank you to those that have signed up to serve!
Strike Out Polio
Let Jessica Peetz know if you would like to attend!  CLICK HERE to email her or call her cell at 570-269-2891
Monroe County ReAssessment Talk
County Commissioner John Moyer came to speak to the club about the assessment.  Earlier this week, an article came out in the Pocono Record written by Brian Myszkowski.  The article breaks it all down:
"Why was my house assessed at such a high value? Are my taxes going up?  When assessment change notices were released throughout Monroe County on July 1, 2019, many homeowners were shocked by the figures within. Home-assessment values were quadruple the 1989 figures, begging a number of questions, namely the logic behind the sharp increase, and whether or not the new figures would cause taxes to increase in kind. County Commissioner John D. Christy said that the bulk of the confusion can be cleared up with a simple comparison of the assessment rates that were used in 1989 and 2019. “The simplest answer is that we’re going from 25% — which was extremely confusing, but I don’t know why they did it back in 1989 — to 100%” Christy said. 


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pat Forney
July 19
Tom Kirkwood
July 24
Rotarian Duty Roster
I do not have the list yet so if you show up early, please step in to help check in, greet, do the 50/50 and to bless our meal!
50/50-John Kulba was called to find the Queen and did not succedd.  $144 rolls over.  
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Jul 25, 2019
American Cancer Society Update
Jul 25, 2019
American Cancer Society Update
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POLOS ARE HERE!  If you ordered and did not pay, please bring a check made out to Stroudsburgs Rotary or cash for $25 to the meeting.  Jessica will have them on hand.  Thank you Kin and DG Karen for your help!
Let's hear about WHY you JOINED Rotary and WHY you STAYED a ROTARIAN!  The marketing committee would like to do features of our members.  We would do a Facebook Live video to have it recorded, and include it on our website, MonRotary and District Newsletter.  Email if you would like to participate!  If you have any questions, call Jessica at 570-269-2891.
Upcoming Events
Strike Out Polio Railriders Game
PNC Field
Aug 11, 2019 1:05 PM
Stroudsburgs Rotary Annual Picnic
Parker's Home
Aug 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Aug 31, 2019
Bob Wehe Memorial Blood Drive
Sherman Theater
Sep 09, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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